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Man whose house was blown up and shot by police seeks $120 million in damages

WGME 13 News DIXMONT (BDN) — The man who police shot after blowing up his Dixmont house is seeking $120 million from the law enforcement agencies and officers involved in the 20-hour June standoff that preceded the explosion and shooting. … Continue reading

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Cuomo tells feds Buffalo needs all 4 refugee agencies

WBNG 12 News BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Buffalo’s four refugee resettlement agencies need to stay open because they provide critical support to newcomers who are helping revitalize New York state’s second-largest city. The Democrat makes the … Continue reading

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Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

Middletown Press TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot — literally. Staff and volunteers at the upstate New York tourist attraction and museum will stage a re-enactment this … Continue reading

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Cloud-seeding season sees average year after busy start

Minot Daily News – by Jill Schramm The regional cloud-seeding project saw a busy June, although it had an overall average season and came in under budget, according to information provided the Ward County Commission Tuesday. Darin Langerud, director of … Continue reading

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Here’s why a Vermont man put up a giant, illuminated middle finger sculpture on his front lawn

Boston.com For drivers traveling on northwestern Vermont’s Route 128 through Westford, it’d be hard not to notice a rather outsized, impolite gesture. But don’t worry, Ted Pelkey says the 700-pound wooden middle finger sculpture on his front lawn isn’t for … Continue reading

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Family calls for ‘cooling off period’ law after son buys gun, ends his life

NBC 5 ESSEX, Vt. — Andrew Robert Black, 23, died Thursday, Dec. 6, in his home in Essex, Vermont. His mother, Alyssa Hughes Black, told NBC5 he purchased a firearm earlier that day and took his own life hours later.  

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Cops caught on video trying to ‘wrestle’ child away from mom

New York Post – by By Susan Edelman, Tamar Lapin and Ben Feuerherd A group of NYPD officers tried to rip a child from his mother’s arms at a Brooklyn food-assistance center Friday in a scene captured on video that … Continue reading

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Vermont prosecutors put new ‘red flag’ law to the test

WCAX BVURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Washington County prosecutors this week employed a new legal tool — part of the new gun laws that went into effect earlier this year. It’s called an extreme risk protection order. It stems from the case of … Continue reading

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Hunters: Protect Yourself from Brucellosis

CDC Some animals may put hunters at risk for brucellosis, a disease that can cause severe illness. Learn about what you can do to prevent this illness. Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria.  

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Should seniors be required to retake driving tests?

WCAX SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A wrong-way crash on Thursday night claimed the lives of two Vermonters, one a senior citizen. Police say Herbert Kennedy, 89, of White River Junction, was driving the wrong way on Interstate 91 near the Norwich … Continue reading

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RELIVING HISTORY: Two chances to witness ‘The Crossing’ on the banks of the Delaware in Washington Crossing

Bucks Local News WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Each December, thousands gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred re-enactors in Continental military dress … Continue reading

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Golden State of paranoia: Internet conspiracies link wildfires to takeover schemes

Mercury News As investigators conduct a painstaking probe for the causes of California’s devastating wildfires, conspiracists have spawned their own theory: ignition by a secret cabal of nefarious “internationalists,” including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin, who seek to … Continue reading

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Call It What It Is: America Is A Police State

Activist Post – by Brandon Turbeville Over the years in my own articles, I have used the terms “creeping fascism,” “growing police state,” and “descent into totalitarianism” among others to describe the domestic situation in which we find ourselves. I … Continue reading

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Program preps North Dakota students for law enforcement

Billings Gazette BISMARCK, N.D. — Mariah Ochoa, a senior at Legacy High School in Bismarck, wants to become a police officer to “help people when they’re at their worst.” Ochoa has joined several local students, ages 14 to 18, who … Continue reading

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A religious Oregon couple didn’t believe in medical care. After newborn’s death, they’re headed to prison.

Washington Post – by Kyle Swenson, July 10, 2018 The deputy medical examiner knew before knocking on the door. There was a grim scene waiting for Eric Tonsfeldt inside the single-story house set among the pine trees outside of Oregon City, … Continue reading

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Flashback: Father of 8 Sentenced to Jail for Distributing Jury Nullification Pamphlets

Activist Post – by Claire Bernish, July 27, 2017 A former pastor from Michigan discovered the hard way that informing people of their rights under the law as jurors doesn’t sit well with the U.S. government when a judge sentenced him Friday … Continue reading

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Postal worker admits to stealing $5,200 from greeting cards in Wauwatosa, federal court records indicate

Journal Sentinel – by Karen Pilarski A week before a United States Postal Service employee will be sentenced for stealing mail in Milwaukee County, another worker here has been found guilty of the same act. Thomas P. Gunderson of Franklin pleaded … Continue reading

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Fair Haven Community At Odds Over Gun Raffle

VPR Fair Haven Union High School made national news last February after a former student was arrested for allegedly planning to shoot up the school. So when a group of parents in charge of fundraising efforts for Fair Haven Union’s … Continue reading

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Court-appointed lawyers hard to come by in the North Country

NCPR Nov 30, 2018 — Legal defense for the poor is a hot-button issue in New York State. Lately, the state’s been under pressure to give counties more support with this mandate and help pay for services like assigned counsel. Private … Continue reading

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Western South Dakota man faces prison time in water bill dispute

Jamestown Sun – by Arielle Zionts NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – For six months, a western South Dakota man who has beliefs similar to the sovereign citizens movement refused to pay his water bill and now faces prison time after the … Continue reading

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